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“Under forecasts for how global warming will affect the U.K,” Bloomberg reports, “summers are actually predicted to get drier …” Let’s see how that’s working out:

The U.K., which in June and July was beset by flooding in cities across England, had its wettest summer on record this year, provisional data show.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/01/2007 at 02:47 AM
    1. Expect some form of qualification statement on this matter. “This of course doesn’t apply to years in which the prime root of the year is applied against the long term average glasnost index. 2007 was such a year.”

      Posted by CB on 2007 09 01 at 03:06 AM • permalink


    1. “We expect winter rainfall to go up and summer rainfall to go down,” Britton said. “However, we expect there to be more intense downpours in summer.”

      And less intense downpours in winter perchance, despite predicting winter rainfall to increase?

      Britton’s a buffoon.  These morons treat the populace with contempt – they take us to be as stupid and as guillable as they are.

      Posted by Ubique on 2007 09 01 at 03:25 AM • permalink


    1. “Autumn forecast. The figures may yet be revised up or down…” Yeah, let’s cut our carbon whatever (meaning my paycheck) 115% based on weather predictions that may or may not be true in 3 days time.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 09 01 at 03:40 AM • permalink


    1. a soon to be announced European Union directive will re designate rain as English sunshine.

      logically the sunnier it gets the drier the UK will be, even (especially?) if the locals are waist deep in the stuff

      Posted by eeniemeenie on 2007 09 01 at 04:25 AM • permalink


    1. O/T sort of

      Riverfire is on here in Bris tonight.
      Just listened to a load of codswallop from John Schluter, the weatherman and environmentalist, from Channel 7 which is televising the fireworks and F111 dump and burn orgy on the river.
      He was banging on about carbon offsets, planting trees and buying carbon offset power from some company…
      Honestly, it’s a licence to print money!

      I just wish I didn’t have to listen to their drivel to see the F111 dump and burn.

      And all the ad breaks seem to show climate smart, save the planet bullshit.

      When will everyone else wake up?

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 01 at 04:53 AM • permalink


    1. The director of 7s Riverfire coverage should be shot.
      I didn’t see the dump and burn.
      They played some crap lead into the dump and burn* and then I could see the two jets coming toward the camera, then there was music and I missed the dump and burn.
      If I’d heard the jets I wouldn’t have missed it…
      I can’t believe it!* some concoction of supposed radio coms from the air crews and film, which I think they’ve showed in the past.


      Posted by kae on 2007 09 01 at 05:13 AM • permalink


    1. 7.28pm – RAAF F1-11* dump and burn

      Ok, I feel better now. I didn’t miss it. But the 400 hosts from 7 (didn’t know that had that many hangers-on!), were raving about the F111 starting the fireworks…

      I’ll sit down now.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 01 at 05:16 AM • permalink


    1. Shoot the diretor.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 01 at 05:31 AM • permalink


    1. Kae, I think the Ch 7 celebrities were celebrating a tad too much while watching the crackers.
      Not that there is anything wrong with seizing every opportunity for a piss-up.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 09 01 at 05:37 AM • permalink


    1. At least I just heard the F111’s returning to Amberley.

      Did you watch the coverage?
      It was shyte.
      What was the director thinking just showing shots of the aircraft in the sky? The whole big deal about it is that they fly low across Brisbane along the river from Mt Gravatt (I think) and light up the sky. There was no feeling of their closeness in the TV coverage.
      And yes, I reckon that the whole thing was a big social pissup for the 7 ‘celebrities’, and don’t they just love to hear themselves talk?
      And the music.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 01 at 05:40 AM • permalink


    1. I would have been better off walking up the driveway and seeing if I could see the light from the F111’s over the little liverpool range.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 01 at 05:42 AM • permalink


    1. In a new meta-analysis, less than half of all peer-reviewed climate research papers published in the last 4 years endorse MMGW (caveat: analysis not published yet).

      Posted by Blithering Bunny on 2007 09 01 at 06:10 AM • permalink


    1. The tards can’t catch a cup of clue.
      Even if you were to hand them the cup, hold their hand steady and pour the clue yourself, they’d still end up clue-cupless.I am just waiting for the Al Goracle and his Profiteers of Doomination to apply for tax exemption as a religion.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 09 01 at 07:18 AM • permalink


    1. #13
      Tax exemption as a religion is the perfect progression.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 01 at 07:22 AM • permalink


    1. As the kiddies are just getting over the longest series of winter colds we have ever experienced, we didn’t go to riverfire.  But we did go out the front door to watch the F1-11s go vertical.  Really cool, like something out of star wars when the x wings took off from the rebel base to attack the death star (‘cept at night, but you know what I mean).  The seven year old was so excited he looked like he was about to levitate. Better than the woeful coverage on the TV.

      Back on topic, the climate forecast modellers (at least the semi-ratioal ones) will tell you that the models are OK at temperatures, but woeful at precipitation (consider irony here).  Doesn’t stop them making emphatic statements like that in the Bloomberg link though.

      The same here in Australia, where the prognosticators say not only that droughts will be more frequent but cyclones will also be more frequent too, but BIGGER.

      I don’t know how it is in southern states, but here in sunny Queensland, we need the cyclones or we have droughts.  Its either one or the other – not both.  We need those strong south easterly trade winds to bring the cyclones to landfall,  bringing those flooding rains.  Otherwise we gradually dry out. the number of east coast cyclones has been very low for the last twenty years.  Here’s hoping we get a few this year.

      Posted by entropy on 2007 09 01 at 08:01 AM • permalink


    1. Entropy, we sort of had a cyclone a couple of weeks ago. Wrong season and all, but it was a low off the east coast and it dumped quite a bit of rain on us. Hurrah!

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 01 at 08:16 AM • permalink


    1. My sister lives at pomona.  Apparently more H20 than O2 in the atmosphere.  750 mm in 40 hours.  Probably only about 90 mm all up in south brisbane though.

      Posted by entropy on 2007 09 01 at 09:18 AM • permalink


    1. #12 – thanks, Bunny, that just got bookmarked into my “Ammo” folder.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 09 01 at 10:06 AM • permalink


    1. “The U.K., which in June and July was beset by flooding in cities across England, had its wettest summer on record this year, provisional data show.”

      Not only does this prove that God exists, but that he also has a sense of humor.

      Posted by rabidfox on 2007 09 01 at 10:38 AM • permalink


  1. rabidfox—lucky for us He’s only bringing out the water cluebat so far…

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 09 01 at 04:08 PM • permalink